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Ducks Make Neighborhood Home

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A small, dead end neighborhood off Summitview gets some interesting visitors each year.

"My parents have lived here for about 25 years now," Lisa Nesvig said, "and so have the ducks."

And they've been coming for some time.

"Since 1967," Anna Curtis says.

Neighbors watch as the ducks grow up in their own backyard.

"The progression of teaching them how to fly from the water out and they grow like extremely fast," says Don Darden.

The ducks are apart of their daily life. Whether it's waiting for them to leave the driveway before they backup or watching them go home every night.

"It's about the same time and we try to be outside and count them as they go over." Don said. "I don't know why we could them every night but we do."

"I'm happy that they're here and I feel a little protective of them," Anna said.

The ducks mean much more than fun and entertainment to the families.

"It kind of represents family to me," Ed Hajstrom said with his two children at his side. "You've got the momma duck and the daddy duck and the baby ducks. It's kind of a family neighborhood."

Not all the neighbors love the ducks. Some say they make maintaining a yard nearly impossible and not to mention the droppings they leave behind.